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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no:500641
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($64,533.50 - $87,535.13)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term, Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning.

The role

The successful appointee will be engaged as a postdoctoral research fellow to to support Prof. Stuart Phinn in an ARC Linkage project “Advancing vegetation classification and mapping to meet conservation needs” with Dr Mitchell Lyons and Prof David Keith (UNSW), Prof Jane Elith (Univ Melbourne) and  and Prof David Warton (UNSW) that is also part of activities within the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD PhD in the area of  biophysical remote sensing of vegetation properties, with extensive experience integrating field and image data sets. Applicants must also demonstrate high quality and subject appropriate publications in this field, and a strong track record of successfully developing and implementing research proposals in this area.  Applicants must also posses very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams and external stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a fixed term appointment at Academic level A.

Applications can either nominate themselves for a full time role for 12 months, or a part time 50% appointment for 24 months.

The full-time remuneration package will be in the range $64,533.50 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504.20 - $102,416.10 p.a.).

Position Description

500641_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Stuart Phinn on +61 7 3365 6526 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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